What I’ve learned from three years of research and listening is that the piano concerto is an ideal vehicle with which individual composers can experiment
Music Commentary: The Problem of the Jazz Piano Concerto – Side A
When the jazz composer is the soloist, which is usually the case, he or she ironically revives one of the most venerable traditions in classical music.
Fuse Commentary Drill Down: Iiro Rantala’s “Concerto in G-sharp / A-flat”
Fuse Jazz Critic Steve Elman is currently surveying works that illuminate the tradition of the jazz-influenced piano concerto. His series began with an examination of Chick Corea’s current recording, The Continents. In part two, he takes a look at eight works by jazz composers that precede the release of Corea’s work. This post is a […]